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Summertime in Iowa Means Sweet Corn Days Are Coming to Elkader!
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Summertime in Iowa Means Sweet Corn Days Are Coming to Elkader!

Summertime in Iowa and sweet corn go hand in hand. Are you ready? Come to Sweet Corn Days 2018 in Elkader, July 26th through 29th.

The Sweet Corn Days celebration begins with an ice-cream social at St. Joseph’s Parish Center on Thursday, July 26, from 5-7 P.M. Enjoy a delicious pulled pork or turkey dressing sandwich with coleslaw, potato salad, milk, or lemonade, and of course ice-cream. Watch the judging of Sweet Corn Days Royalty.

A Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Elkader Library.

Friday, July 27, will be a fun-filled day of activities. The Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament begins with a shotgun start at the Elkader Golf and Country Club from 8 A.M. and 1:30 P.M.

At Founders Park, family fun abounds from 6-9 P.M., along with the crowning of Sweet Corn Royalty. Multiple local and specialty food vendors will be available. Families can enjoy rides and games, a zip line, a dunk tank, human foosball, gladiator jousting, inflatable dodgeball, train rides, face painting, and an inflatable toddler zone. From 6-11 P.M., adults can partake in the beer garden with live music by Lonesome Road. The sky lights up with a fireworks display over the Turkey River at dusk.

Saturday, July 28, starts off with Shed Your Thread Run/Walk, 5K and 10K. Registration is at 7 A.M. at Freedom Banks gravel parking lot. At 10 A.M. in the banks’ community, room, the Quilts of Valor Awards will take place.

Founders Park will have FREE Bend and Booze at 10 A.M. It's one hour of beginner’s yoga followed by your pick of adult beverages including mimosas, bloody marys, or spiked coffee. All ages are welcome. Just bring your yoga mat. The family fun will continue from 3 - 6:30 P.M. with multiple activities for you to enjoy, along with a bean bag tournament starting at 3:30 P.M. And what’s Sweet Corn Days without FREE Sweet Corn at 4 P.M. Come to enjoy some buttery summertime goodness at Elkader’s celebration. 

Cornstock 2018 starts with the opening of the beer garden at 8 P.M. and live music by Vice Box at 9 P.M.

Sunday, July 29, be part of (or just watch) the› Iowa" title="sweet corn days">Whistlin’ Bit Saddle Club show at 10:30 A.M.

Sweet Corn Days in Elkader, Iowa, is a happening place to be this July.

By Gianna Manternach

Image credit: Elkader Chamber

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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    Sweet days indeed! Thanks for filling us in!
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  2. allenhicks
    Elkader's charm is even more wonderful during the holidays! Thanks very much for the post! (
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